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05-01-2019, 21:18   #1
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RSA ad on unaccompanied L drivers

Anyone see the latest RSA ad? Man from north cork who’s wife and daughter died a few years ago in a horrible accident- the ad is quite pointed and sharp I think. I know his family were killed and it’s very tragic but the poor girl didn’t deliberately set out to kill them and could have happened any driver or accompanied driver. I think it’s in poor taste/tone
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Do you know the full details of the incident? AFAIK her being an unqualified inexperienced driver contributed to the incident
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Do you know the full details of the incident? AFAIK her being an unqualified inexperienced driver contributed to the incident
Yes in so much as was in the media. An accident can happen even the most experienced of drivers, pretty hard to pin blame solely on that aspect.
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Yes in so much as was in the media. An accident can happen even the most experienced of drivers, pretty hard to pin blame solely on that aspect.
Thats the point of the investigation
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I think the ad is very inappropriate. I have nothing but sympathy for this man who lost his wife and daughter.
But I also have sympathy for the unaccompanied driver who was unsupervised and made a terrible mistake. They have to live with this. That’s punishment enough without an ill thought out type of advert.
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Thats the point of the investigation
There’s usually a lot of factors involved. That come together. Had they’re been no flood for example they wouldn’t have died as they unfortunately drowned in surface water after all the rainfall that winter
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I think the ad is very inappropriate. I have nothing but sympathy for this man who lost his wife and daughter.
But I also have sympathy for the unaccompanied driver who was unsupervised and made a terrible mistake. They have to live with this. That’s punishment enough without an ill thought out type of advert.
That’s exactly my point. I cringe when it comes on
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I think the ad is very inappropriate. I have nothing but sympathy for this man who lost his wife and daughter.
But I also have sympathy for the unaccompanied driver who was unsupervised and made a terrible mistake. They have to live with this. That’s punishment enough without an ill thought out type of advert.
It will teach others not to drive alone unless fully qualified
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There’s usually a lot of factors involved. That come togrtger. Had they’re been no flood for example they wouldn’t have died as they unfortunately drowned in surface water after all the rainfall that winter
So she was inexperienced and driving in a flood?
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Accidents dont just ‘happen’ I worked in Motor insurance claims - there is always an underlying cause
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So she was inexperienced and driving in a flood?
She wasn’t driving “in a flood”. Fields and dykes beside the road were flooded
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These ads will not put people off.

Most young people hell even older don't even watch TV anymore and use many other methods.

What should be also looked at is these ditches, drains, blind bends/corners.... Etc. They should be covered or moved further from the road.

I myself was very lucky to walk away from a crash where I hit black ice and went off road directly into a tree right beside a swollen river.

The car was destroyed and I had to get out the passenger side but the river had not one barrier or any protection and a huge drop off from the road.
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Do you know the full details of the incident? AFAIK her being an unqualified inexperienced driver contributed to the incident
Plenty of "learner" drivers driving unaccompanied for sometimes up to 10 years as they haven't been bothered even sitting a test. Just because someone is a learner driver doesn't necessarily mean their inexpierenced there's plenty of people on a learner permits driving longer than people on full licences.
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Accidents dont just ‘happen’ I worked in Motor insurance claims - there is always an underlying cause
That's why they are called road traffic collisions.
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Plenty of "learner" drivers driving unaccompanied for sometimes up to 10 years as they haven't been bothered even sitting a test. Just because someone is a learner driver doesn't necessarily mean their inexpierenced there's plenty of people on a learner permits driving longer than people on full licences.
Well they should do a test. Learner permit drivers are not allowed drive unaccompanied with good reason
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